EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL – The Photos

Detail: Coconuts, Moran Sanderovich. Photograph by Judy Landkammer.

As part of the Jahr der Frau_en at the Schwules* Museum, COVEN BERLIN was proud to present EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL, an installed exhibition accompanied by several events, from 23rd November 2018 to 14 February 2019.

EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL reclaims visual and textual figures of Otherness, specifically the witch, the alien, the monster and the cyborg. The experience of being the Other, of being outside of or different from heterosexual norms of gender and sexuality, is an experience that unites otherwise disparate experiences within LGBTQI* communities. Reclaiming and reconfiguring the tired tropes by which society identifies us gives space for both self-identification and resistance, and offers rich ground for reclaimed self-understanding. With artwork dealing with queer genealogies, non-institutional knowledge, rituals, oppression, perception, love, and sexuality through identification with bodies and characters that are out of this world and yet inextricably linked to terrestrial power dynamics, we explore the boundaries of reclaiming the Other as a tool of resistance.

Read the full concept here.


The Exhibition:

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

 

Alienation, .BYTE Zine (curated by Halima Salah + Eman Al Eghfeli)

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

Photograph by Judy Landkammer

 

Analogue Act, Lo-Fi Cherry (with Philipp Danes, Claire Nusch, Carola Grossmann, Massimo Chiauzzi, Julia Nyström)

(above and below) Photographs by André Wunstorf

Photographs by Jo Pollux

 

Hunted, Lotic + Matt Lambert

(Above) Photographs by Jo Pollux

Photograph by André Wunstorf

 

Self-Worship, Power Stick, and Untitled, Moran Sanderovich

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

(Above) Photographs by Jo Pollux

 

Weird Sisters, Sadie Lune

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

(Above) Photographs by Jo Pollux

 

Dualidad, Xochiquetzal, Quetzálcoatl, Rurru Mipanochia


 

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

 

Planned Irrelevance,  Kiona Hagen Niehaus

(Above, below right) Photographs by Jo Pollux, (Below left) Photograph by Judy Landkammer

 
 
 
 
 

Photograph by André Wunstorf

 

All Directions at Once, Luiza Prado

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

Photograph by Judy Landkammer

 

Coconuts, Moran Sanderovich

(Above) Photographs by André Wunstorf

Photograph by Judy Landkammer

 


The Events:

Vernissage, with live performance/DJ set by Shelley Etkin, 22.11.2018

Documentation by Chris Paxton, Schwules* Museum

 

Witch’s Brew Short Film Night, curated by Final Girls Berlin, 24.11.2018

Photographs by Chris Paxton, Schwules* Museum

 

Mid-Winter Gathering, presented by Spirits + COVEN BERLIN, 11.01.2019

Photographs by Felix Roadkill, Schwules* Museum

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

My Schleimey Valentine: COVEN BERLIN’s Six Year Anniversary, 14.02.2019

Performance: de_colon_isation part III: the bum bum cream, Pêdra Costa

Photographs by Angel Ka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 


Berlin-based artist Suzanne Forbes also documented the Mid-Winter Gathering and My Schleimey Valentine in illustrated form.


 

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